Darlene Losier – Registered Physiotherapist, C.E.O
Darlene graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Physiotherapy in 1998 as well as a Bachelor of Kinesiology in 1996. She has complete the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program, Scalp and AFCI Acupuncture courses and uses Acupuncture extensively in her practice. She has completed her Level 2 Manual Therapy courses and also has training in Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.)™, Concussion Management, Guasha, Gait and Orthotic Assessment and Kinesio-taping. She is a Stott™ Pilates trained instructor. She has developed an integrated treatment approach in her experienced orthopedic practice and enjoys seeing her clients achieve their goals.
Professionally, she has volunteered on the Acupuncture Division Executive of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) for 18 years as both Newsletter Editor and Treasurer. She volunteers as a member of the marketing committee of the Caledonia BIA, helping local businesses. She has published articles in the Interdivisional Review Journal of the CPA and the Acupuncture Division Newsletter.
In her spare time her passions are her husband and two girls, geocaching, volleyball and golf.
Heather MacKay – Registered Physiotherapist, C.E.O.
Heather is a Registered Physiotherapist and a 1998 graduate of McMaster University. In her practice she integrates a unique blend of Contemporary Techniques combining electro- acupuncture, soft tissue techniques (Active Release Techniques™, Guasha and cupping), manual therapy and Stott™ Pilates spinal rehabilitation methods. This integrated approach focuses on achieving maximal results in the reduction of pain, and the enhancement of optimal biomechanics and muscular performance.
Heather has attended many post-graduate courses including Stott™ Pilates Certifications, Active Release Techniques seminars, Contemporary Electro-Acupuncture for Sports Injuries/Headaches/TMJ/and Functional Integrated Techniques, Mulligan Snags and Nags, Orthotic Therapy and Gait Analysis seminars, and Kinesio-Taping courses. Heather has been a clinical instructor for the McMaster University Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program since 2000. She has been extensively involved in volunteering for her profession as Chair of the Acupuncture Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Secretary to the Canadian Contemporary Acupuncture Association and Education Rep with the International Acupuncture Association of Physical Therapists.
Apart from running around after her two little ones, you will see Heather at the gym, golf course or ski hill.
Shawna Druchok – Registered Physiotherapist, Pelvic Health Physiotherapist
Shawna trained as a Provincial Artistic Gymnast and National Power Tumbler and she wanted to get involved in a career that could combine all of her passions: sports, fitness and rehabilitation. Shawna completed her Masters degree in Physiotherapy at McMaster University as well as her Bachelor of Kinesiology. She has experience in spinal cord injury rehabilitation at McMaster and received the Power of Inclusion Award for her time spent there. Shawna has completed the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Course. She also has training in Active Release Techniques™, taping and has her Level 1 McKenzie Certification. Shawna can also fit people for custom compression stockings.
In her spare time she enjoys mountain biking, rollerblading and hot yoga.
Tom Soules – Registered Physiotherapist
Tom completed his Masters degree in Physiotherapy at McMaster University after receiving an Honours Bachelors of Kinesiology also at McMaster. Tom was active in the health and wellness field for 5 years during his schooling to become a physiotherapist, helping people reach their goals as a certified personal trainer. Combining his background in exercise prescription, acupuncture, and manual therapy techniques, Tom seeks to use an integrative approach to help each patient reach their goals. Tom has completed the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture course, upper extremity advanced orthopaedic levels 1-3, as well as scalp acupuncture.
Outside of Physio Tom enjoys playing soccer and volleyball and successfully completed the 2015 Road to Hope Half Marathon.
Chess Hodge – Registered Physiotherapist
Chess graduated from Coventry University, England, with a Bachelor of Sciences in Physiotherapy in 2008. Since then, Chess has worked across a variety of physiotherapy specialties, with a keen focus on orthopedics and musculoskeletal injuries. She has experience with extremely acute injuries from her time spent working in the emerge and court side with a local basketball team. Chess has completed the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture course, K-taping course along with shoulder courses in England.
Outside of Physio, Chess enjoys getting to know her new home country and all that Ontario has to offer: camping, hiking, (hibernating!) and spending time with her Canadian family and friends.
Sarah Howarth – Office Administrator, Physiotherapy Support Staff, Stott Pilates Instructor
Sarah was involved in competitive figure skating, track and field, baseball and basketball as a young girl and sports have always been a very prominent part of her life. This passion for sports initiated her interests in injury and rehabilitation and helped to pave the way for a career in the Physiotherapy field.
Sarah graduated from McMaster University in 2004 with an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology. In 2012 Sarah became a Stott TM Certified Instructor. Since graduating she has been working the in field of rehabilitation and has been a member of the Haldimand Physio Team since 2011. Outside of work Sarah continues to enjoy sports and loves spending time with her husband and two young daughters on their small hobby farm.
Sonja Evans – Kinesiologist, Pilates Coordinator / Pilates Instructor
Sonja is a certified Kinesiologist with a Bachelors Degree in Physical Education from McMaster University.
She is a Stott™ Pilates certified instructor as well as a Certified Personal Trainer. She has worked in the fitness and wellness industry for 20 years and has been a member of the Haldimand Physiotherapy team since 2003.
Here at Haldimand Physiotherapy she works as a Kinesiologist and Pilates Coordinator/Instructor specializing in one-on-one Pilates strengthening for rehabilitation.
Tabitha Hillmer – Registered Kinesiologist
Tabitha Hillmer is a Registered Kinesiologist, and graduated with her degree in Kinesiology from the University of Windsor in 2017. She has been a member of our team since August of 2018.
Tabitha grew up participating in Highland Dancing, which is what sparked her interest in the rehabilitation field. Outside of work, Tabitha maintains an active lifestyle through hiking, and she also enjoys watching sports, such as tennis and lacrosse.
Lisa Moffat – Registered Massage Therapist
Lisa has been a Registered Massage Therapist for over 10 years. She provides therapeutic based treatments to a broad range of clients. Treatments will vary from pregnancy related issues to MVA and work place injuries, to sports injuries and headaches. She is also able to provide relief from stress with relaxation treatments and hot stone massage therapy. Her treatment room provides a warm, quiet and inviting environment for clients to relax and enjoy the full benefit of their massage.
Greg Lenko – Registered Massage Therapist
Greg has been in the health & fitness industries for over 15 years. He has been a personal fitness trainer and had his own fitness TV show called, “Flex For Fitness”. He has also been the trainer of football teams as well as training members of the Canadian Dragon Boat team.
While in school becoming a massage therapist he was asked to have part of one of his research projects dealing with common injuries of musicians published in a University manual. He has helped people with a variety of conditions; including osteoarthritis, diabetes, paraplegia, carpal tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, IBS, stroke victims, car accident victims and many more. He continues to train and promote healthy lifestyles and holds regular free seminars and workshops to promote health and healing as well as teach massage.
Contact Haldimand Physio for more info or if you would like him to speak at one of your events. Most recently he was nominated for a Hamilton Citizen Award for his work making the escarpment a cleaner and healthier place.
Elaine Dungey – Front Desk Reception
Elaine is our full time front desk receptionist. Elaine is the heart of our clinic and it is her smiling face that you will see first when you arrive. She has worked in the medical field for many years. She graduated from Humber College in 1982 receiving her Ambulance and Emergency Care Diploma. She worked as a paramedic in Grimsby and Hamilton for 7 years. After she left the ambulance field she worked with a family doctor in Burlington. She joined the Haldimand Physiotherapy team in 2004 and has been an integral part of our team ever since. Elaine is always looking forward to the May long weekend Food Truck Festival and Pillar Estates Winery. There’s nothing like a glass of wine, good food and good company!!
Jocelyn Burtis – Front Desk Reception
Jocelyn has been a part time front desk receptionist at Haldimand Physio since September, 2015. Jocelyn has a love for the arts, health and wellness. She owned her own successful cake design business for over 8 years.
Jocelyn then went on to follow her passion for culinary nutrition, yoga and essential oils. Jocelyn loves working at the clinic, as she can be involved with all it has to offer, including essential oils and hot yoga!